Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Blog Tour: Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

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I'm delighted to be a part of this blog tour, Karin Slaughter is one of my go-to authors and I always try to keep up with her new releases. I was very kindly asked if I'd like to participate in this one, and I was only too happy to accept. Pieces of Her is a standalone. 

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? 

Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She knows she's spent her whole life in the small town of Gullaway Island; she knows she's never had any more ambition than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in  her life.

But one day, a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura.

Now, Andrea must go on a desperate journey to follow the breadcrumbs of her mother's past. If she can't uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either of them.

Mother/Daughter relationship books always draw me in - I think it's fascinating that some people can think of their mother as their best friend while others grow up fearing that one day, they'll turn into their mother. Andy and Laura's relationship is an interesting one - Andy assumes she knows everything about Laura, but an event changes all that in seconds. 

As with most of Karin's books, this one starts with a bang (literally). We go back and forth between 2018 and 1986, and see the contrast between the two women (including the opportunities available to them). The issue of overprotective parents is not hammered home, but it's there - Laura has done everything she can to protect Andy, but has it backfired? Is it possible to grow up with a parent and still never really know who they are? 

Overall this is another fast-paced, action packed thriller from Karin that would be a great holiday read, as is evident from my photo above!

Thank you to Harper Collins for allowing me to read an advance e-copy. 

Pieces of Her will be released on August 9th. 

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Have you read any of Karin Slaughter's books? Which one is your favourite?